Issue 2006 - 8, November,
Happy Holidays from MCCC!
On behalf of the entire Mercer County Community College family,
we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and we wish
you and yours a very happy holiday season.
-- Thomas N. Wilfrid, Ph.D., Acting President
Staff Wins Seven Awards
Mercer's Marketing staff members won seven awards at the Eastern Regional
Conference of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations,
held Nov. 6 in Lancaster PA. The region includes two-year colleges throughout
the eastern U.S. and eastern Canada. More
Students Win Regional Competition
MCCC's Aviation Flight Technology students took first place at the
Intercollegiate Flying Association's regional championship competitions
in Schenectady, New York. Pitting
their skills in the air and on the ground against four-year and two-year
colleges, Mercer's team was the overall winner, scoring 310 points to
the second place team's 141 points. More
Alumni Return for Funeral Program's
alumni of Mercer's Funeral Service program returned on Nov. 10 to celebrate
the program's 30th anniversary. The alumni were escorted by current students
on a tour of college facilities, including the new "selection room,"
which displays caskets and urns. Program Coordinator Robert Smith gave
a program update and thanked the many business and corporate donors to
Dean Appointed to Trenton Board of Education
Dr. L. Diane Campbell, MCCC's dean for Student and Academic Services,
was appointed to serve on the Trenton Board of Education by Mayor Douglas
H. Palmer. Campbell has more than 30 years of experience in higher education.
Program Featured in the New York Times
"Teaching students with cognitive delays or mental retardation is
the next frontier," said New York Times reporter Leslie Kaufman in
a Nov. 5 article, "Just a Normal Girl." MCCC has taken a lead
in this new frontier with the grant-funded DREAM program, and was
featured in the article, which
included photos of an MCCC student and Special Services Director Arlene
Stinson. Read it here
the Date for the 2007 Scholarship Dinner Dance
are invited to Mercer's 2007
Scholarship Dinner Dance, "On Broadway," set for Saturday, March
10 at the Hyatt Regency, Princeton. Proceeds go to scholarships for deserving
students. The committee, chaired by Nina Melker of Yardville National
Bank, is recruiting corporate sponsors,
soliciting ads for the program book, and selling tickets. The elegent
evening will include a silent auction, gourmet dinner and dancing. For
more information call Foundation Coordinator Elaine Stout at 609-570-3607.
Faculty, Students and Alumni Lead Chemistry Week Activities
As part of their annual chemistry road show, students and faculty from
MCCC and Rider University were joined by alumni to present an array of
scientific marvels to youngsters at five area elementary schools. More
than 720 children in third through fifth grades participated in hands-on
for Training and Development Hosts Executive Program
On Nov. 10 Mercer's
Center for Training and Development (CTD) held a breakfast and information
session for almost 30 Mercer County organizations. Executives from companies
as diverse as biotechs, pharmas, banks, healthcare, service, engineering,
not-for-profit, and government came to hear Franck J. Gerard, certified
by the Project Management Institute, give an overview of the
Project Management Program that he and CTD deliver to organizations who
wish to improve their productivity and employee satisfaction.
Soccer Team Ends Season Second in Nation
The Vikings men's soccer team came in a close second in the NJCAA national
tournament in Tyler, TX, losing 2-1 to Jefferson College (MO) in overtime
on Nov. 19. The Vikings excelled throughout the tournament, upsetting
no. 2 Yavapai in the quarterfinal round after a 1-1 tie sent the game
into penalty kicks, where Mercer outshot Yavapai 4-3. In the semifinal
round, Mercer defeated no. 3 Louisburg (NC) 2-1. Mercer ended the season
with a 15-3-3 record.
Theatre Holiday Shows
24-Dec. 10: "It's a Wonderful Life"
1: "Through Our Eyes"
15-17: "Twas the Night Before Christmas"
22-23: "The Nutcracker"
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